Frederick/Winchester General District Court
26th Judicial District of Virginia
Ms Brenda L. Vance
Phone: (540) 722-7208
Fax: (540) 722-1063
Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5 North Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601-5037
- Hon. David Shaw Whitacre, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Richard A. Claybrook Jr., Chief Judge
- Hon. John Stanley Hart Jr.
- Hon. W. Dale Houff
- Hon. Amy B. Tisinger
Civil Thurs., First Call Returns 8:30 a.m., Special return docket 9:00 a.m., General return - local attorneys 9:45 a.m., General return - non-attorneys 11:00 a.m., Special return docket 1:00 p.m., General return docket out of town attorneys 2:00 p.m., Trials set by the Judge 5th Friday, Civil Trials All day, set by Judge 2nd Friday, Small Claims 1:00 p.m. Criminal & Traffic Monday 8:30 a.m., Felony returns 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 11:00 a.m., State Police non felony returns 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m., Frederick County Department return docket, Stephens City & Middletown 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., & 2:30 p.m., Winchester police non felony returns 3:00 p.m., Bond reduction hearings Tuesday 8:30 a.m., Private Complaints (non-felony) return docket - Frederick 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 10:30 a.m. Trial dockets Frederick County - Traffic 11:30 a.m., Bond Hearings 12:00 p.m., Special motions - Frederick 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. Trials and preliminary hearing-Frederick Co. - Criminal Wednesday 8:30 a.m., Non-felony return docket-Winchester 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 10:30 a.m. Traffic & Criminal trials & preliminary hearings - Winchester 12:00 p.m., Special Motions - Winchester 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. Traffic & criminal trial & preliminary hearings - Winchester Bond Arraignments (video) 12:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri. ASAP/Non-Compliant Docket/Special Patrol Docket 1st Friday Civil trials all day as scheduled by Judge 8:30 a.m., Winchester parking tickets 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. Frederick Co. criminal & traffic trials as set by Judge 2nd Friday 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Non-compliant cases for Winchester & Frederick Co. 12:00 p.m., Bond hearing 1:00 p.m., Small claims docket call & trials 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., & 3:00 p.m., Traffic, criminal or civil trials as set by Judge 3rd Friday 9:00 a.m., DWI & Marijuana case returns 11:00 a.m., Marijuana probation return docket (dispositions) 12:00 p.m., Bond hearings 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Civil trials or criminal trials as set by Judge 4th Friday 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. Frederick Co. Special Patrol Traffic returns noon, Bond hearings 5th Friday 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Tr/Cr trials as set by Judge Noon, Bond hearings
Continuances granted by Judge on motion.